Comparison of Point to Point and MBSFN transmissions in Next Generation Mobile Networks

TitleComparison of Point to Point and MBSFN transmissions in Next Generation Mobile Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBouras, C, Kanakis, N, Kokkinos, V, Papachristos, N, Vouyioukas, D
Conference NameThe 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (Mobiwac 2016)
Date PublishedNovember 13 - 17
Abstract

Multicast/Broadcast Multicast Service over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) technology has introduced advanced broadcast capabilities to cellular systems. In Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) systems, MBSFN transmission accommodates multicast groups in search of the same data. In this paper we compare the traditional Point-to-Point (PTP) communication with the MBSFN services through simulation experiments for various femtocell distributions and network configurations. The comparison takes into account the average throughput, overhead cost, energy consumption and capacity gain, concluding that MBSFN through multicast transmission may guarantee performance improvement even for users in the cell boundaries.

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